tur·​bo·​jet | \ ˈtər-bō-ˌjet How to pronounce turbojet (audio) \

Definition of turbojet

1 : an airplane powered by turbojet engines

Examples of turbojet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Calio was appointed chief operating officer, a new position that will oversee Pratt & Whitney’s businesses that include commercial and military engines, airborne auxiliary power units and turbojet propulsion systems. Stephen Singer, courant.com, 14 Feb. 2022 The Harpoon uses a rocket booster to achieve flight, whereupon an aircraft-like Teledyne turbojet kicks in. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 11 Feb. 2021 The missile borrows its booster from the S-125 anti-air missile and uses an MS-400 turbojet for cruising. David Axe, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2022 In a turbojet, the air enters from the front and is first compressed (to increase its energy potential) by rotating blades, then mixed with fuel and ignited. Jacopo Prisco, CNN, 16 Oct. 2021 Or watch a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it race between the Green Monster and the Bonneville Avenger, both equipped with 8,000-horsepower J-46 turbojet engines capable of speeds over 200 mph. Paula Allen, San Antonio Express-News, 6 Nov. 2021 Hermeus will use its hybrid engine in turbojet mode when taking off and landing, as well as at subsonic speeds. Jacopo Prisco, CNN, 16 Oct. 2021 Powered by turbojet missiles, cruise missiles are essentially uncrewed airplanes built to fly a single, one-way trip to their targets. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 14 Jan. 2021 Though jet engines did not appear in military aircraft until the 1940s and in commercial airliners until the 1950s, the turbojet was patented in 1930 and first built in 1937. Rich Karlgaard, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of turbojet

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Turbojet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turbojet. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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